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Pöschl, Franz

Date of birth:
November 2nd, 1917 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
January 25th, 2011 (Hamburg/Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
July 1st, 1937: Gefreiter;
August 1st, 1937: Unteroffizier;
March 26th, 1938: Fähnrich mit Wirkung 1-3-1938;
June 30th, 1938: Oberfähnrich mit Wirkung 1-6-1938;
August 31st, 1938: Leutnant mit Wirkung 1-9-1938 unter Vorbehalt der Festsetzung des RDA;
December 31st, 1938: Leutnant, erhält RDA vom 1-1-1939 (582);
May 23rd, 1940: Leutnant, neues RDA vom 1-9-1938 (582);
July 19th, 1940: Oberleutnant (30) mit Wirkung vom 1-8-1940 u. RDA vom 1-8-1940 (524);
April 20th, 1943: Hauptmann (2410) mit Wirkung vom 1-2-1943 u. RDA vom 1-2-1943 (100);
April 20th, 1944: Major (3210) mit Wirkung vom 1-4-1944 u. RDA vom 1-4-1944 (78b);
January 15th, 1945: Oberstleutnant (202) mit Wirkung vom 1-11-1944 u. RDA vom 9-11-1944 (128);
March 27th, 1962: Oberst;
March 20th, 1965: Brigadegeneral;
June 7th, 1967: Generalmajor;
October 1st, 1972: Generalleutnant.

Career:
August 1st, 1939: Zugfhr. 2./Geb.Jg.Rgt. 100;
January 1st, 1941: Chef 3./Geb.Jg.Rgt. 100;
August 23rd, 1942: I./Geb.Jg.Rgt. 137;
March 1st, 1943: Hptm.b.Stab Geb.Jg.Rgt. 100;;
March 21st, 1943: Rgt.Adj. Geb.Jg.Rgt. 100;
October 1st, 1943: Kdr. I./Geb.Jg.Rgt. 100;
February 17th, 1944: mdFb Geb.Jg.Rgt. 100;
May 1st, 1944: Stab 15. Pz.Gren.Div.z.Gen.St.Ausbildung;
August 7th, 1944: kdt. Geb.Jg.Schule Mittenwald z.Verwesdung als Lehr-Offizier;
September 11th, 1944: mdFb Geb.Jg.Rgt. 143;
January 15th, 1945: Kdr. Geb.Jg.Rgt. 143 mit Wirkung 1-11-1944.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 23rd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 27th, 1941
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef, 3. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100, 5. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1942

According to the Beurteilung awarded on 8-8-1942.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1942
Ärmelband Kreta
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 28th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100, 5. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1944
On the 12.01.1944 the French expeditionary corps launched an attack on the German positions in Italy. One of the attacking units was the 3rd Algerian Division, which had the aim of taking the summits of Mount Casale and Mount Acquafondata, and thereafter moving to S.Elia. During this attack Hauptmann Pöschl prevented the bypassing of the defenses of the 5. Gebirgs-Division in a decisive location, which resulted in him being recommended for the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Führer, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 143, 6. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 15th, 1945
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

(5358).
Für die Tat bei Liinakamari am 13-10-1944.
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Awarded on:
1973
Großes Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens der BRD

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